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Cute Spring Outfit and Jewelry

Easy elegance is what you find at MaJe Gallery, and our cute spring outfit and jewelry is just one example.

Cute spring outfit and jewelry by Testimony and Manya Vee
Cute black and white outfit with jewelry

The classic styling of black and white never goes out of style. Bring it into the 21st century with this great combo from four American designers. Testimony’s Victorian jacket in asphalt, a mineral wash black, looks and feels great (purchase below next photo). The Color Me Cotton white bamboo tank top sets the stage for a four-layer Manya Vee Jewelry original necklace set. On the bottom, the Angelrox playsuit is leggings with a skirt, adding another dimension to the layered effect. Looking great was never this easy.

Cute spring outfit like the Testimony Victorian jacket in asphalt
A front and back close up

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Here’s a closer look at the ever-popular Victorian jacket from Testimony. Made of the highest quality French terry (94% cotton, 6% spandex), it is soft and flexible, as well as machine washable. Paired here with Testimony’s Pocket Pants in the same fabric, these boot cut pants are a hit with everyone who purchases a pair.

Cute spring outfit get the perfect finish with Manya Vee Jewelry's black and white four-layer necklace set.
Close up of Manya’s jewelry



Here’s a closer view of the four necklaces in Manya’s black and white series. The lengths are 32″, 26″, 20″ and adjustable 16″ – 19″.  This combo looks great on white (shown), black, or any solid color, making it exceptionally versatile. Available as a group or separately. Coordinating earrings also available.

Citrine Jewelry

Cute spring outfit need citrine jewelry
Cheerful citrine pendant and earrings

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The magnificent art of Bill Booze brings us a citrine collection this month. A large teardrop pendant glows with the radiance of a sunny day, casting sparkly joy on all it sees. Set in sterling, it is among the most charming pendants you’ll see. The coordinating stud earrings are a bit more pale, yet due to Bill’s skill with faceting, throw sparkles all around the room.

cute spring outfit need a sparkly citrine ring to show them off
Oval citrine ring



A large faceted citrine oval glistens as the light catches the many facets created by master faceter Bill Booze. Set in sterling, this beautiful stone is simply set to best show off the beauty of the stone.

Simple style leads to your cute spring outfit and jewelry every time. Find it at MaJe Gallery!

New deliveries happen almost daily. Be the first to see what’s new so you don’t miss out. Most of our items are one-of-a-kind, or at least one per size. That’s the beauty of working with small studios all across America! Stay in touch by following us on Facebook!

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Newest Jewelry Trends 2017

Find the newest jewelry trends at MaJe Gallery, along with some contemporary heirloom designs.

Newest Jewelry Trends                  Sophisticated and Small

Newest jewelry trends include sterling shapes and textures by Ellen VanMansvelt
Sterling shapes and textures by Ellen VanMansvelt

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Contemporary sterling shapes feature a sophisticated brushed texture in a light-weight design for easy-to-wear style. Traveling? Choose one of these to take along and you can leave all other earrings home. At just $36 each, stop by to select your favorite pair today. Made in North Carolina by Ellen VanMansvelt. Indicate the shape(s) you want upon ordering.

Newest Jewelry Trends – Long Necklaces

Newest jewelry trends like these affirming words on a 32" chain
Affirmation words with a gemstone and a 32″ chain

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We’re seeing more and more of the long, 32″ necklaces these days, and these charming ones feature an affirming word and a gemstone. A great gift for a special occasion, or a personal treat when you need a pick-me-up. Choose from words like mindful, thrive, dream, dance, peace and worthy. Made in Florida by Elayne Koenigsburg. Just $19.95.

New Jewelry Trends in Aquamarine – March Birthstone

New jewelry trends like this spectacular aquamarine ring in 14k gold
Spectacular faceted aquamarine set in 14k gold



Finding aquamarines in this gorgeous shade of blue is becoming more and more difficult as they are harder to acquire due to over-mining. Our master faceted, Bill Booze, brought this out from his back stock, having purchased it over 20 years ago. The stunning color is enhanced by his masterful faceting techniques, resulting in a sparkling beauty that’s perfect for a very special March birthstone gift. Set in 14k yellow gold, the simple setting lets the stone show off its magic.

Newest jewelry trends like this wide sterling band with aquamarine cabochon
Wide sterling band with aquamarine cabochon



For those who prefer a softer look, this lovely aquamarine cabochon is set in a wide band sterling ring by Bonnie AuBuchon of Lynnwood. Currently sized for a 6 1/2 size finger, this can also be re-sized just for you. In addition, we have several additional rings with aquamarine cabochons in store for you to enjoy. Priced $125 – $150.

In other news…

New jewelry trends also enjoy new paintings
Alleviate winter blues with this cheerful painting



Award-winning collage artist Donna Jean Perry just delivered a new collection that includes this vibrant happy feast, “Marigold Sky.” Matted and framed it measures 31″ x 25″ and is ready to hang. $595.

Outfit of the week featuring Angelrox Clothing
Outfit of the week

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Our outfit of the week features the funky styles of Maine’s Angelrox. The “Hi-Line” top is long and flowing, and fits everyone from size 4 to 16. Shown here in “sky”, it is available in many other colors. Stop by to see fabric swatches and select your favorite. Don’t believe me about it fitting a wide range of sizes? Check it out…

Angelrox designs for size 16
Same top on a size 16 gal

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Yes, it is exactly the same top. Wear it with flair regardless of your size! Each of these models has paired it with the black bamboo “playsuit”, which is leggings with an attached skirt. Currently available in all sizes 4 – 16. Stop by to try it on yourself, or just go for it and order immediately. In this photo, the model is also wearing the “Circle Vest,” making it a different look yet. The Circle Vest is also available in over 40 colors, including the one shown here and in store which is a subtle stripe in “ocean”. To order the leggings, go to the previous button beneath the HiLine top without the vest.

Shari Both Jewelry Design

Don’t miss our newest page on our website devoted exclusively to Shari Both Jewelry Design. New pieces are added regularly, and right now, here’s one of the necklaces you’ll find there:

Shari Both Jewelry Design red jade necklace
Red Jade meets tourmaline and rhodocrosite in this 28″ beauty.

What a great color this red jade is! The hand-made pendant is really cool, too, the way Shari intertwined gemstones right into the twist. Get this by clicking on her page.

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Our New Spring Coats Add Pizzazz to Your Wardrobe

Here in the northwest, at least half our closet is full of jackets or sweaters of one type or another. Our new spring coats add pizzazz to your collection, giving you an excellent excuse to toss those that just don’t cut it anymore.

New Spring Coats

Cute Coats like this gray cotton jacket paired with a bamboo tank and capri leggings
Easy Elegance Defined
Cute coats like this have nice features on the back
Reverse view of the jacket

Need a bit more warmth than a light cotton jacket? Go for this stylish elegant polar fleece from our new spring coats.

New spring jackets add pizzazz like this reversible fleece coat

Lightweight and reversible, warm yet breathable

This high quality fleece is excellent for the northwest. Subtle colors of turquoise and gray in a reversible style give it versatility. It has pockets on BOTH sides. It’s machine washable and weighs next to nothing, and it won’t wrinkle either. Take it traveling and use it as your blanket on the airplane. Just $190 and available in SEVEN color combos. Stop by to see our swatches and order yours today, in sizes XS – XL. There’s one in stock right now in size MEDIUM, which is quite generous. It will fit anyone sizes 10 – 14.

New spring coats add pizzazz like this cotton sweater in reversible black and gray plaid
A car-coat length sweater of 100% cotton

Another choice from our new spring coats is this longer sweater coat that stops a few inches above the knee, yet is an excellent medium weight that’s perfect for northwest spring weather. And it’s reversible, too, adding some nice versatility to your wardrobe. Shown here in black and gray, it’s also available in a charming fuschia and black for those who want some color. Just $175 and machine washable. I have it now in a generous size small, which will fit anyone size 6 – 10 nicely. I can easily order other sizes – just let me know!

Amethyst – January’s Birthstone

It’s February now, which means that AMETHYST is the birthstone of the month. MaJe Gallery has the finest amethysts in the world in a wide selection of pendants, earrings and rings. Our master faceter, Bill Booze, purchased amethyst stones in the rough from the guy who owned the mine over 30 years ago.  First off, finding amethysts this large to facet is a rare feat in and of itself. Then, adding Bill’s over 30 years honing his skill as a faceter leads to the most mesmerizing results. You won’t find this quality even in the finest jewelry stores near you – only at MaJe Gallery.

In addition to cute spring coats, we have the finest amethysts in the world for sale at MaJe Gallery
Two views of a Four Peaks Mine amethyst faceted by Bill Booze

Here are two views of a 12 carat Four Peaks Mine amethyst, hand-faceted by the master, Bill Booze. Rich, deep hues of purple are characterized by flashes of red and magenta, giving lots of life and beauty to the stone. Finding a 12-carat amethyst without clear or white inclusions is rare enough, but add Bill’s skillful faceting to the mix and you’ve got yourself a gemstone to treasure for the rest of your life. And then, of course, to pass down to your kids. No chain included. Set in sterling silver.

In addition to cute spring coats, January's birthstone of amethyst - find the hibhest quality stones at MaJe Gallery
Rich, deep purple hues set this amethyst apart

Here’s another lively example of an amethyst from the Four Peaks Mine in Arizona, which produces the highest quality amethysts in the world. You can only find these amethysts in this size at MaJe Gallery in Edmonds. Faceted by our master, Bill Booze, these are true treasures to be enjoyed for years, and then passed on to your kids. This sterling silver ring, along with others and many pendants and earrings as well, can be found at MaJe Gallery. Stop by and see them all! Let us know your ring size upon ordering.

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Beautiful Garnet Jewelry for January Birthdays

Born in January? Then it’s time to treat yourself to some truly beautiful garnet jewelry to celebrate your birth month. Choose MaJe’s unique, artisan garnet jewelry to mark the occasion – jewelry as distinctive as you!

Beautiful Garnet Jewelry in Silver

Beautiful garnet jewelry like this unique necklace featuring five hand-faceted sparkly garnets by Bill Booze.
Classic Garnet Jewelry Fit For a Queen

Our top choice for beautiful garnet jewelry is by Bill Booze. A master faceter, Bill selects top grade stones that are still rough, and carves off each little ledge, each facet, to capture the most intense color and sparkle possible in each stone. After honing his skill for over 30 years, Bill’s stones are unrivaled in depth of color and perfection.

Bill usually focuses on a single stone in a pendant, or a pair in earrings. This five-stone necklace is a rare treat due to not only the perfectly matched stones, but also the classical elegant design that you might find on the queen in a period movie. Think of the jewelry in “Elizabeth” or “Titanic”, and you’ll be reminded of the feminine power of the jewelry of that time. Now you can own it yourself!

Beautiful garnet jewelry fits the January birthday girl.
Two pairs of intensely red garnet earrings

These photos show the intense shade of red in the hand-faceted beautiful garnet jewelry by Bill Booze. Whether you prefer a little dangle or a simple stud, we’ve got you covered with a stunning example of high quality garnet jewelry.  By the way, garnet is also the stone for one’s second wedding anniversary.

Beautiful garnet jewelry like this classic swing necklace from Ed Levin.
This classic swing necklace by Ed Levin features a garnet for January birthdays.

Ed Levin has been making modern heirloom jewelry in New York for over 60 years. This unusual necklace can be worn as shown, which is perfect for all your V-neck tops. But you also have scoop neck tops in your closet, in which case you can simply “swing” the necklace around so it forms a “U” that fits perfectly with your scoop neck tops!

Beautiful Garnet Jewelry in Gold

Beautiful garnet jewelry with gold-fill metal by Shari Both creates a regal effect.
Garnet with gold, by Shari Both

Maybe you’ve met Shari. She works the gallery every other Wednesday, and has been with us since the earliest of days. Have you ever noticed our lovely sunshine walls? Shari helped paint those before we even opened our doors! In addition to excellent painting skills, Shari has been a jewelry designer for even longer. Inspired by antique jewelry and the elegance of times past, Shari updates that mood with wire and gemstones to create gorgeous pieces like this one here which she brought just last Wednesday when she was working the floor.

You’ll see the beautiful deep red garnets dangling from the gold-fill four-petal flower she created herself out of wire, but what are the charming pink stones there too? Lovely pink tourmaline accents add a note of depth to this unusual and charming necklace that is now available at MaJe Gallery.

Find additional pieces of unique garnet jewelry here.

New From Christophe Poly

Christophe Poly rings are a popular find at MaJe Gallery
Five new rings from Christophe Poly

Christophe Poly studied architecture in college, then fell in love with the small scale of jewelry sculpture. He continually creates his highly affordable jewelry which is so irresistible that we find ourselves ordering new collections every 5-6 weeks. To tempt you, these lovelies just arrived, with each ring at a mere $34 each. Available in sizes 5 – 10, you simply must stop by to try them on to find the right one for you. You might not be able to stop at one.

Christophe Poly necklace and earring set in brushed silver and aqua
Christophe Poly set in brushed silver and aqua

This necklace and earring set is available separately or as a set. (UPDATE! The necklace sold, but the earrings are still available.) Featuring brushed aluminum and aqua blue cats eye, the interesting square shapes and moving dangles catch the eye. On a 17″ double strand cable with a magnetic clasp, it’s easy to wear. The earrings feature sterling silver shepherd hooks.

Christophe Poly necklace set in brushed bronze with dark gray
Christophe Poly necklace set in brushed bronze with dark gray

The second new set features brushed bronze with an accent of brushed aluminum and a stone of dark gray cats eye. While available separately, the pair coordinates perfectly for a cohesive look when called for. Like above, this is a 17″ double cable necklace with a magnetic clasp, while the earrings are on sterling shepherd hooks.

Christophe Poly necklace and earring set with red accents
Christophe Poly set with red stones

Our final set features mostly brushed aluminum with a touch of brushed bronze and red accent stones that are the perfect shade of red – not too orange, not too blue.  As usual, this is on the 17″ double cable wire with magnetic clasp while the earrings feature sterling shepherd hooks.

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Cheerful Colors Cheers Us Up In Dreary January

Cheerful colors are good medicine for these dark, dreary days of January. We got some colorful deliveries last week I want to share with you.

Cheerful Colors On Your Table

Cheerful colors like turquoise fused glass trays are a perfect antidote to winter blues
Cheerful turquoise fused glass trays cheer up your table

Renton’s Linda Covey-Campbell just delivered these colorful, contemporary dishes – the perfect antidote to an otherwise dreary tabletop. Fill each one up with cheese, crackers, veggie sticks or whatever you can think of. At top left we have a 10″ square dish in two shades of turquoise with a custom-made glass “pebble” inset and three black dots in the corner, resulting in a sleek design with clean lines. Just $63. At top right we have a pair of 5″ square dishes at $16 each that coordinate beautifully with the big square which can be used for small tasty treats that compliment what’s on the big dish.

Go for the gusto and add the 7″ x 15″ tray ($58) which is perfect for all kinds of yummy treats. Watch the turquoise appear as the treats disappear. Get all four dishes for $160.

Cheerful Colors on You

Cheerful colors like this periwinkle top cheer you up when you wear it.
Everybody loves periwinkle!

Cheerful colors like periwinkle are a favorite of many because it’s so pleasing to the eye and looks good on so many skin tones. This flattering tunic has long sleeves and a cowl neck with a delicate flair at the torso making it not overly flowy. It has a straight edge hem all the way around. I paired it here with our popular bamboo leggings with the attached skirt which is super comfortable. Better not wait too long because I think these will sell out fast!(Update 1/16 – yep, they all sold out. Hope to get more soon. Stay tuned!)

Cheerful colors like seafoam in this coordinating jacket and top
Cheerful seafoam jacket and coordinating top

Cheerful colors like seafoam are popular too. The solid jacket is hip length with a zip closure, excellent pockets and even a hood. The print top coordinates perfectly because they were dyed in the same dye lot. The top has 3/4 sleeves and an assymetrical hem and V-neck. Both are cotton with spandex which means they’ll be easy to wash and care for in addition to feeling great on your body.

Cheerful Colors like Garnet

It’s January which means our birthstone this month is garnet, and we have some gorgeous selections from which you may choose your favorite.

Cheerful colors like garnet is also January's birthstone
Garnet is January’s birthstone

Check out this one-of-a-kind hammered sterling ring by Lynnwood’s Bonnie AuBuchon. It features a faceted garnet in a deep red hue that catches the light beautifully. Currently sized at a 10, it can be re-sized just for you. $90.

Cheerful colors like garnet make great jewelry for January birthday girls.
Faceted garnet in a sterling teardrop pendant

The depth of color in this beautiful garnet is enhanced by the additional facets carved on the underside of the stone by our master faceter – Bill Booze. Bill has been honing his faceting skills for over 30 years now, and can capture the most beautiful aspects of his A-grade stones so masterfully. Since he’s also a metalsmith, he sets the stones, too, usually in simple settings to best show off the stone. Here we have a sterling teardrop setting with the garnet nestled at the base for an interesting, contemporary look.

Style Tip – Choose The Right Jewelry

Here’s another tip in our ongoing series about choosing the right jewelry for your outfit. We’re looking at our periwinkle top with its interesting texture of undulating lines and puckers.

When choosing jewelry consider the texture and neckline
Shape and line mimic the texture of the top

There’s room for a 16″ – 19″ necklace in this top which features a shallow scoop neckline. First, mimic the shallow scoop by choosing a necklace that is also a scoop shape as opposed to a pendant that would change the shape to a “V”. Second, find something with undulating lines such as this interesting piece by Lizzy James, which also has interspersed shapes that are very similar to the shapes in the top itself. What could be more perfect?

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What’s New This Week at MaJe

New this week at MaJe is the Leona jacket from Testimony Los Angeles
The Leona Jacket, front and back view

New this week at MaJe Gallery is another awesome jacket from Testimony Los Angeles – the Leona. Made with their high quality French terry (94% cotton, 6% spandex), it looks like suede, but is soft and flowy – and machine washable. This jacket buttons at the collar and features two big pockets. Notice the detailing on the back too.

Update as of 9/30: These are now sold out! Sorry! If you still want one, let me know and I’ll do my best to get it.

New this week at MaJe is the Leona jacket, shown here unbuttoned.
The Leona jacket – unbuttoned

Here’s another shot of it unbuttoned, revealing sassy flowing lines in front.

ColorMeCotton top with wavy stripes of black and white
Here’s a great transition top from summer to fall

Also new this week is this super soft, flowy and flattering top from California’s Color Me Cotton. The unusual fabric feels amazing on the skin. The cut hides all those imperfections in our middle region. It’s long enough to cover the butt in the back. Pairs well with jeans, black pants or tights, or even a long black skirt as shown here.

New This Week at MaJe: Some Fabulous Jewelry!

New this week is this silver beaded necklace
A silver necklace with similar texture makes a perfect finishing piece

Having trouble figuring out what piece of jewelry to wear? In this case, we found a beaded silver necklace that’s perfect. The beads have a wavy texture, just like the top. The silver color continues the neutral theme of the top. The different shapes add interest without overpowering anything. The length is also good, meeting halfway between the chin and the bottom of the neckline. (Update 11/7: Sorry, but this necklace has found a home.)

Stay tuned for more tips on how to build your very own versatile jewelry collection! I’ll be offering more tips in future posts here.

In the meantime, here is more new jewelry!

New this week are these faceted gem earrings by Bill Booze
Two new pairs of striking earrings by Bill Booze

Rich hues are also new this week at MaJe, found in these lovely new earrings by Bill Booze. As you may recall, Bill is a master faceter. That means he buys stones rough, and carefully carves off each little ledge to create every facet. His more than thirty years of experience means 1) his stones are very high quality and 2) his skill brings out maximum sparkle.

On the left we have rhodolite garnets set in sterling silver. On the right is a pair of amethysts from the Four Peaks mine in Arizona with their characteristic deep hue filled with lively red and magenta flashes as the light hits them. These are also set in sterling silver.

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New Fall Gear For You

New fall gear like the Cape Blouse in Ruby
The “Cape Blouse” in the new fall color “ruby.”

Our new fall gear includes the Cape Blouse from Testimony Los Angeles, which is one of our biggest success stories. Now it’s available in this lovely “ruby” color for fall/winter. Beneath, it’s a sheath dress. Attached is a drapey overlay that’s longer in the back. That overlay is the magic piece, hiding all the extra bits in the middle that you want to hide. The 3/4 sleeves are perfect.

Fall Gear like the Cape Blouse can be worn in a variety of ways
Two more ways to wear the Cape Blouse

Check out these two additional ways to wear the Cape Blouse. On the left, Manya’s wearing it with capri leggings and strappy sandals. On the right, a model pairs it with Testimony’s Elegant Trousers. Another great look is with black boots in the winter.

Fall Gear – Jewelry

Fall Gear includes these lovely new pendants
Trio of new pendants to add a spark of interest to your fall wardrobe

Jewelry is a great way to complete an outfit, bring it all together. These three new pendants from Seattle’s Jem’s Jewelry might be just the thing. Paired with the ever-growing popularity of gold-tone jewelry, we have a gorgeous labradorite on the left that flashes blues as the light hits it. Same with the Rainbow Moonstone in the center. The abalone on the right reveals blues, purples, magentas and grays depending on how the light hits it. The abalone one has already sold. Mesmerizing. All are on 18″ gold-plated chains.  $65 – $75.

Fall Gear includes these little drops of color
Single Gem Drops by Shari Both

Shari Both takes care of our ears with her newest selection of single gem drops in some mouth-watering colors. Sterling silver wire on genuine gemstones. $32 – $34. Stop by to see additional options!

Fall Gear for Seahawk fans - a peridot and London Blue Topaz ring!
Peridot and London Blue Topaz ring for your favorite Seahawk fan

Hard-core Seahawk fans will jump at the chance to get this peridot and London Blue Topaz ring! Hand-faceted by our master, Bill Booze, the stones sparkle like crazy! Set in sterling silver, this ring is gorgeous even if you aren’t into football. Blue and green always look great together. Current size is 6 1/2. Not your size? Don’t worry – tell us your size and we’ll make it happen.

Fall Gear For Home

Ever hopeful gardeners eagerly await the ripening of their tomatoes this fall
Red Tomatoes II – a new painting by Suzanne deCillia

Fall also means harvest! Hopefully, many of you will have beautiful tomatoes on your vines as the summer wanes. These beauties were captured by Snohomish artist Suzanne deCillia. Acrylic on canvas and beautifully framed, it measures 24″ x 28″. $400.

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The Newest Artistic Jewelry at MaJe

You could wear jewelry that a million other women are wearing.  Or… you could wear some of the newest artistic jewelry that just arrived at MaJe Gallery this week. And the best part? Frequently, the price would be the same as you paid for a mass produced item.

Take these popular earrings by Northwest artisan Passiko, for example.

newest artistic jewelry at MaJe includes these "best friend" earrings by Passiko
“Best Friend” earrings by Passiko

According to Passiko, these earrings are like best friends.  Why? Because in the same way that your best friend has many similarities to you, you are also not exactly the same.  Rather, you compliment each other perfectly.

Made uniquely of sterling silver wire and hand-made glass beads (also made in the northwest), no pair is like any other.  More colors and shapes now available at MaJe Gallery.

New Artist Brett Mathewson

the newest artistic jewelry includes this larimar set by new MaJe jewelry Brett Mathewson
Sterling silver and larimar jewelry by Brett Mathewson

For those of you interested in the metaphysical qualities of stones, larimar is said to awaken feminine power and soothe emotions.

The pendant includes a 24″ sterling silver snake chain.  The ring is a size 8.

Bretth Mathewson's "trillium" earrings are among the newest artistic jewelry at MaJe Gallery
Brett Mathewson’s unusual and beautiful “Trillium” earrings

Elegant simplicity characterizes Brett’s jewelry, as seen in her “trillium” earrings. Very light-weight, yet creating a stunning presence on your ears, her “trillium” collection is not only easy to wear, it is also simply beautiful. You can even watch this video about how to put on these lovely earrings.

Master Faceter Bill Booze

Two stunning new rings from Bill Booze highlight his expertise in faceting - the perfect addition to your artistic jewelry collection
Two new rings from our master faceter, Bill Booze

No jewelry collection is complete without at least one ring from Bill Booze. Striking in their simplicity, Bill’s expertise lies in his 30+ years experience faceting colored gemstones. Bill includes additional facets beneath each stone to elicit maximum sparkle in his line of artistic jewelry. Naturally, he chooses only the finest stones to begin with as well.

On the left, we find a large amethyst from the Four Peaks mine of Arizona, noted to be among the finest producers of amethyst in the world. Noted for their deep color, while also having vibrant notes of red and magenta, these are lively stones indeed. This particular amethyst is set in a curved sterling band. Let us know your size, and we’ll get it to you in a size that fits.

On the right, you’ll find three tourmalines: seafoam, sage green, and olive green. What a gorgeous sterling setting it is, too. This is a glorious ring. I do hope you’ll stop by to see it in person. Just let us know your ring size, and we’ll get it to you in that size.

Outfit Of The Week

Our outfit of the week is a bit sassy
Outfit of the week

Marcia Bloom is noted for her funky skirts, and this one is no exception. Marcia can combine the most disparate of fabrics together to create a wonderful combination that is fun and light-hearted. This one-of-a-kind skirt is perfect for summer and is paired here with a lavender Luxe Junkie tank, you could totally change the personality of this outfit by exchanging the lavender tank for a coral, lime green, turquoise, or royal blue one.

And check out that incredible pearl and sterling super long necklace by Poulsbo’s Poppy Design. Wear it double, as shown here. Or triple it. Or quadruple it. Simple fantastic.  Another example of our artistic jewelry, only to be found at MaJe Gallery.

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Jewelry Is Soul Food

“Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but artisan jewelry is soul food,” according to MaJe Gallery owner Manya Vee. “An artist puts many years of design expertise and craftsmanship into each piece she creates, as well as a bit of her own soul. Mass produced jewelry simply can’t come close,” she concludes.

Here is a selection of jewelry currently available at MaJe Gallery.

Sculptural Jewelry by Cheryl Parrott
Sculptural Jewelry by Cheryl Parrott

In this interesting necklace, Edmonds artist Cheryl Parrott sculpts glass leaves, pearls and gems using multiple strands of tiny wires. The raku bird in the center was made by another artist. Even though this necklace is quite simple, it is also a statement piece, sure to elicit compliments and conversation whenever it is worn. Share a moment of beauty with complete strangers! How cool is that? A great example of how jewelry is soul food.  Coordinating earrings also available. Necklace is adjustable: 18″ – 21″.

This coral and sterling necklace is a great example of jewelry is soul food
Coral and Sterling Necklace

Another stunning statement necklace, this one-of-a-kind piece was made in Poulsbo by Poppy Design. Using dyed coral and articulated silver pieces hand-crafted in Taxco, Mexico, Poppy has created the perfect finishing necklace for a simple outfit. Let the jewelry do all the talking! Adjustable 20″ – 22″.

Sparkly dichroic and crystal bracelets show how jewelry is soul food
Sparkly dichroic and crystal bracelets

Bracelets are particularly nice because it’s the jewelry YOU get to enjoy as well. A new collection of bracelets by local artist Celeste Stuhring featuring dichroic glass centerpieces and Swarovski crystals. On memory wire, they are super easy to put on, too. A fun way to experience that jewelry is soul food.  Many more colors and styles in stock, and no two alike.

Sculptural necklace shows how jewelry is soul food
Turquoise flowers and lime green leaves

Another simpler necklace by the artist who made the first necklace on this page, Cheryl Parrott. In this case, she used hand-sculpted polymer clay flowers and paired them with her signature glass leaves, gems and pearls. Using antique bronze wire and chain, her work has a feminine, vintage vibe. This one is adjustable from 16″ – 19″ in length. Coordinating earrings are also available.

Pearls on Sterling Silver chain - jewelry is soul food
Pearls on Sterling Silver Chain

Long-time MaJe artisan Shari Both (and shop maven on Wednesdays!) makes exquisite yet simple jewelry such as this example here.  A single, large white pearl on a sterling chain that features a tiny pearl on one side, about 2″ up.  Coordinating earrings retain the simplicity.  Classics!

gems in 14k gold are the best way to show how jewelry is soul food
Hand-faceted gems in 14k yellow gold

And of course, we all love a gorgeous ring. Here we feature the incredible craftsmanship of our faceting guru, Bill Booze. This art isn’t found in America much anymore, but Bill has been honing his skill for over 30 years. That’s how he gets so much sparkle into each and every stone he facets. This lovely collection is all set in the same style band in 14-karat yellow gold.  From top left, we have a deep, rich amethyst, a AAA-grade iolite, and an intense red garnet. Just let us know the size you need, and we’ll make it happen.

Is your mouth watering yet?  See? I told you jewelry is soul food!

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